Emotional Support for Cancer Patients

Our Breast Cancer Support Page

Every cancer journey is unique. Your support should be too!

*If you are in need of financial support please see our resources. CanCare offers emotional support to cancer patients and their families.

Breast Cancer Emotional Support

No matter what type of Breast Cancer you have, CanCare is here for you.

Whether the cancer is stage 0 or stage 4, every person should have a strong support system to sustain them during their cancer journey.  CanCare’s cancer support community is comprised of survivors who have had different types of breast cancer at different stages. No matter where you need emotional support, our team will match you with someone that has been through the same situation you currently face.

Here at CanCare, we also know that Caregivers need emotional support too, so if you're caring for someone with breast cancer, please reach out to get the emotional support you need today.

Types of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the US, with 1 out of 8 women receiving an invasive diagnosis at some point in their life according to the American Cancer Society. With advancements in modern technology, the medical community can now detect several subtypes of breast cancer, including:

  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Triple-negative breast cancer
  • Triple positive breast cancer
  • HER2+ breast cancer
  • DCIS breast cancer
  • Metastatic breast cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is one of the most common types of breast cancer. Another common type is Metastatic Breast Cancer, and unlike DCIS, it is classified as stage 4. This type is when cancer spreads beyond the breast tissue and into other areas. Even with modern medicine and natural ways to help prevent breast cancer, all of these types of cancer can still affect you and your life.

CanCare Provides Emotional Support

You are not alone.

At CanCare, we are passionate about providing emotional support for people facing breast cancer and firmly believe that no one should navigate this trying time alone. When you join us, our mission is to connect you to a survivor who has been in your shoes and can be at your side, offering you the support and guidance you need during your journey.

Our cancer support community at CanCare consists of nearly two hundred breast cancer survivor volunteers specially trained to provide emotional support for those currently living with a cancer diagnosis. We consider your cancer subtype, stage, and treatment during our matching process to find someone who went through a similar diagnosis and can relate the most to what you are experiencing.

Get in Touch with CanCare!

We're here for you!

So, whether you are facing DCIS, metastatic, or another kind of breast cancer, we are sure to have a volunteer who understands what you are going through. Receiving proper emotional support is crucial when facing cancer and can significantly impact your cancer treatments. So, get the help you deserve and connect with a breast cancer survivor today!

Breast Cancer Resources

Building a support network is an important part of cancer support. We recommend starting to build your support network by requesting a breast cancer survivor match.
Here are some additional breast cancer support resources that may be of help to you:

Sisters Network Inc.

Breast Cancer Resources for African Americans

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Pink Door

Financial Assistance for Women in Houston & Surrounding Areas

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Susan G. Komen

Breast Cancer Helpline: 877-465-6636

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Knitted Knockers

Knitted Prosthetics for Mastectomy Patients

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Wig Out

Free Wigs, Headscarves, Makeup & Skincare Tutorials for Those Facing Effects of Treatment

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Breast Cancer Freebies

Breast Cancer Resources: Mammograms, Scholarships, & More

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FAQs About Breast Cancer

How do you feel after a breast cancer diagnosis?

There’s no right or wrong way to feel after you receive a breast cancer diagnosis. You’ll most likely go through many emotions including shock, fear, anger, disbelief, and more. All of these feelings are normal, and there are people and resources ready to help you!

What age can you get diagnosed with breast cancer?

According to the CDC, most women are 50 years old or older when they are diagnosed with cancer. It’s uncommon for women in their 20s and 30s, but it can happen, which is why all women need to get regular breast cancer screenings.

What are the emotional effects of breast cancer?

Something as life-changing as a breast cancer diagnosis can cause a wide variety of emotions. It’s not uncommon to feel depressed, anxious, scared, uncertain, angry, or alone when you receive this type of news. This is completely normal, and the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone!

What kind of breast cancer support do you offer?

We provide emotional support for breast cancer patients by connecting you with a survivor whose experience with breast cancer type, stage, and treatment is similar, if not the same, as yours. We invite you to join us by requesting to be matched with a breast cancer survivor who will give you the support you need. Get matched here!

We also offer an online support group for those facing stage 4 cancers. Our online Stage 4 support group meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 12PM – 1PM central time. Contact groups@cancare.org for more information and the link for the group.

Can I be connected with someone who has had the same treatment that I am about to have?

Yes! With our large community of breast cancer volunteers we can usually connect you with someone who has experience with a similar, if not the same, treatment. Though we do not provide medical advice, your volunteer can share her experience with you.

Do you have any triple negative breast cancer survivor volunteers?

Yes, we have a large number of volunteers who are survivors of triple negative breast cancer. They are an amazing testimony of hope and available to walk beside you on your journey.

How can I help my family as I deal with breast cancer?

Cancer affects everyone you love. Often, your family wants to support you, but they might not know how to help you. Here are 10 tips on how to help someone with cancer. Share them with your family, so they know how to support you!

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